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The Romantic Movement

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An overview slideshow that explores the characteristics and features of the Romantic movement - not probably much use without my teaching notes but you might find something nevertheless! I use this …

An overview slideshow that explores the characteristics and features of the Romantic movement - not probably much use without my teaching notes but you might find something nevertheless! I use this to teach A level students.


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  • 1. The Romantic Era
  • 2. The EnlightenmentLate 17th – Late 18th Century
    Western civilization’s attempt to seek through reason a means to understand human problems without involving conflicting traditions
    The search for universal meaning and understanding.
  • 3. Science & the relief of suffering
  • 4. A Reaction to Rational Moralism
    1
  • 5. 2
    A defence in the face of a changing world
  • 6. A response to German Idealism
    3
  • 7. ‘Chaos is the law of nature; order the dream of man’ – John Adams
  • 8. The creative mind brings coherence and meaning
  • 9. George Eliot - ‘Middlemarch’
  • 10. The role of the Artist
  • 11. ‘I must create my own system or become enslaved to another man’s vision’ – William Blake
  • 12. The tyranny of the system
  • 13. Reason vs. Imagination
  • 14. Communion with Nature
  • 15. Prometheus – the Romantic hero
  • 16. Originality vs. Craft
  • 17. The Struggle of the Artist
  • 18. Lord Byron
  • 19. ‘We murder to dissect’The Tables Turned - Wordsworth
  • 20. An adolescent movement?
  • 21. What happens when a Romantic meets the ‘real world’?
  • 22. Why did the Civil Rights movement ‘succeed’ while the Hippy movement was ultimately ineffectual?
  • 23. What happens when a Romantic runs out of steam?
  • 24. The salvation of memory?
  • 25. What happens when a Romantic hero gets too old?
  • 26. The hero revisions the world
    OR…
  • 27. The world destroys the hero
  • 28. The ‘tamed’ hero
  • 29. The Romantic hero tends to be:
    A sensitive man of feeling
    A rebellious outsider
    A traveller / a Quester
    A visionary
    Seeks union with the infinite
  • 30. The Romantic aesthetic embraced:
    Madness
    Criminality
    Abnormal behaviour
    Pornography
    Excess
    The irrationality of experience
    Anything which was considered off limits by the rational moralists of the Enlightenment.
  • 31. Our Post-Romantic Inheritance
  • 32. A divided life
    Social justice
    Equality
    Morality
    Reform
    Self definition
    Individualism
  • 33.
  • 34. The Political Impotence of the Artist
  • 35. Complicated Enrichment!